Box of silk cocoons from Centennial Exhibition

Box of silk cocoons from Centennial Exhibition
Title
Box of silk cocoons from Centennial Exhibition
Date 
1875-1876
Medium 
Paper, organic material
Dimensions 
overall (in box): 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Purple cardboard box with removable lid containing four silk worm cocoons.
Object Number 
INV.10097a-f
Marks 
printed: top of box: "JOSEPH NEWUMANN. / SILK WORM . MALE MOTHS FEMALE / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL." handwritten: on bottom of box, on label: "25." printed: on paper insert: ""JOS. NEWMANN, / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. / AT THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHILADELPHIA. / American Silk Department, Main Building. / A 17, 18, Agricultural Hall, And the California Centennial Building."
Gallery Label 
These souvenir cocoons were from the American Silk Department segment of the Centennial International Exhibition of Philadelphia. The paper insert describes the commercial production of spun silk.
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Creative: Tronvig Group